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Announcement: January 9, 2013 - The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that beginning next school year (Fall of 2013) all students entering, advancing or transferring into grades 6 through 12 will be required to show proof of receipt of one dose of Tdap vaccine (combined tetanus, diphtheria, acellular  pertussis).  You can read the Illinois Department of Public Health January letter to learn more at  http://www.isbe.net/pdf/school_health/idph-Tdap-parent-ltr-010313.pdf.
Illinois law requires that school districts have on file medical verification of certain immunizations for students entering school.  Immunization dates and records must be submitted on the Child Health Form, signed, stamped, and dated by the health care provider.  A complete list of immunization requirements is available in six languages at http://www.immunize.org.
Physical Exams
Proof is required of a physical examination dated no earlier than one year prior to a student entering kindergarten and sixth grade, for all students entering the District for the first time, and for all students entering our District from out-of-state or out-of-country.   
Immunization Requirements
Illinois state law requires immunization records to be on file.  A schedule of Child and Adolescent Immunizations is available on the Centers for Disease Control website.
As required by the Illinois Department Public Health in their January 2013 announcement (see attached), beginning Fall of 2013, all students entering, advancing, or transferring into 6th, 7th, or 8th grades in District 65 will be required to show proof of receipt of a dose of Tdap vaccine (combined tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) regardless of the interval since the last DTaP, DT or Td dose.

13-14 IMMUNIZATIONS - DOSES AND INTERVALS.pdf
14-15 IMMUNIZATIONS - DOSES AND INTERVALS.pdf
Dental Exams
In compliance with Illinois Public Act 093-0946, by May 15th of that school year, students entering kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade are required to have a dental exam on file.  School dental examinations must have been completed within the 18 months prior to the May 15th deadline. The dental exam form is available on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.
Eye Exams
Illinois law requires proof of a comprehensive eye examination for all children entering kindergarten, or enrolling in a public, private or parochial school for the first time in Illinois.  The examination must have been completed within one year prior to the child beginning school and submitted to school no later than October 15th of the year the child is first enrolled. The examination must have been completed within one year prior to the child beginning school.  The eye exam form is available on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.
Vision and Hearing Screenings are done annually for all students in pre-school, special education, kindergarten, second and eighth grade as well as for all new-to-district students.  Vision Screening also is done for students in fifth grade.  Hearing Screening also is done for students in first and third grades.  Additionally, vision or hearing screenings can be requested by a parent or teacher.
Kindergarten Health Requirements
The following Illinois health requirements must be met prior to completing registration for a child entering kindergarten: physical examination done within one year prior to the first day of school, a required blood lead test or assessment in compliance with Section 7.1 of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, all necessary immunizations, and, for students entering District 65 School-Age Child Care, results of a TB test completed within one year prior to the first day of child care. Additionally, proof of a comprehensive eye exam is due by October 15th and proof of a dental exam is due by May 15th (see above sections).
Evanston Township High School Health Requirements
Before registering for high school, a completed physical exam dated within one year of the high school start date is required.  This also applies for students who are attending ETHS summer school.  Please visit the Evanston Township High School web site for more information.
Wellness
District 65’s Wellness Policy, District Wellness Council, and school wellness teams promote healthy eating, physical activity, nutrition education, and wellness.  Families and students are welcome and invited to participate in the school wellness teams that help organize site-based activities and events to promote wellness goals.  Families are required to select healthy offerings for school snacks and school-sponsored events, including fundraisers. A list of suggested options is available in attachments on the web at http://www.district65.net/Community/Resources.



Forms

Medication Request Form Medications Taken at School When it is necessary for a student to take medication at school (including but not limited to pharmaceuticals, asthma inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors, etc.), families must complete and return a Medication Request Form Full Story...


Physical Examination Forms Illinois state law requires immunization records to be on file. A schedule of Child and Adolescent Immunizations is available on the [ www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm ]Centers for Disease Control website. Immunizations must be veri Full Story...


Dental Exam Form Dental Exams In compliance with Illinois Public Act 093-0946, by May of that school year, students entering kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade are required to have a dental exam on file.  The dental exam form is available on the [ http://www.idph.state.il. Full Story...

Last Modified: Jan 23, 2014
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